Champagne Klepka-Sausse - Grand Cru

The story of Klepka-Sausse

Champagne KLEPKA-SAUSSE is located in OGER for 4 generations. In this little town, classified Grand cru, Laurent KLEPKA and his wife Catherine, run and grow the 5,40 ha (12,35 acres) of the winery’s vineyards, they are also members of the village co-operative.

The family story begins in the 1920s, with Fernand and his wife, Jeanne. Both winemakers, they buy the first acres of the family. The variety is Chardonnay. Fernand owns a press and some tanks, he vinifies his own grapes. But, in an unstable economic environment, winemakers have difficulty finding a buyer for their crop. In this precarious situation, with no guarantee to sell his grapes, Fernand is conscious that his best interest lies in gathering with his colleagues. So, the OGER winemakers react and decide to get together : they become the Co-operators.

Les Grappes d'Or

This is how the co-operative « Les grappes d’or » (the golden bunches) is founded in 1946. Raymond and the next generation, Andrée his daughter, with her husband Jean-Claude, fully commit themselves. In this cooperative spirit, Laurent KLEPKA grows up. After a 6 month internship in the United states in 1992, Laurent takes over his parents’ operation. Nowadays, with his wife Catherine, he grows the inherited vineyards. Laurent came up through the ranks to become President of the co-operative in 2009. He represents the co-operators and, above all, his family business, champagne KLEPKA-SAUSSE.

A responsible viticulture

Laurent and Catherine’s vineyards stretches over 5,40 hectares in the « Cote des blancs ». The vines exclusively planted with the Chardonnay variety, lies on the OGER soil. Only 65 ares (1,60 acres), sits in the nearby village, Le Mesnil sur Oger.

Since the 1990s, a sustainable viticulture has been implemented. The co-operators and Laurent are aware of the importance of this environmental approach for more than 20 years now. The sustainable practices became part of their behavior, their habits. That’s how Laurent, in his capacity as President and winemaker, ignited a strong sustainable approach. He did a training course titled «On the road to sustainable viticulture » and places his operation at the closest level to the certification and its regulatory requirements. He sees this approach as a comfortable future for his children, and a sound present for his customers.

Grands Crus Champagnes

From this amazing destiny were born 5 Champagnes : Préam'bulle, Alliance Rubis, Mille Or, Comte de Chermont and Extra Brut, which are ageing in the Oger former Presbytery vaulted cellars.

  • Champagne Klepka-Sausse - Préam'bulle
  • Champagne Klepka-Sausse - Mille Or
  • Champagne Klepka-Sausse - Alliance Rubis
  • Champagne Klepka-Sausse - Comte de Chermont
  • Champagne Klepka-Sausse - Extra-Brut